British hovercraft which carry passengers and automobiles across the English Channel must adapt their operations to the needs and desires of the people they service. The base hoverport is the most important factor in the swift and efficient movement of people and their goods. The hoverports of Hovertravel, Ltd., British Rail Seaspeed, and Hoverlloyd are compared, and special features of each are discussed with particular emphasis on the base hoverports. The similarity the operations at Hoverlloyd have to the operations at an airline terminal are described, as is the computer handling system utilized by Seaspeed. The advantages and limitations of the port locations of the three operators are discussed, and the steps each concern has taken to promote its advantages and overcome its disadvantages are mentioned. The conclusion of the authors is that the cross-Channel operators are indeed capturing a large share of this highly competitive market due to efficient operations and sound practices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Age Publications, Ltd

    1 Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue
    London EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Colver, H
    • CURTIS, C
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 88-93
  • Serial:
    • Hovercraft World
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Air Age Publications, Ltd

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1978 12:00AM